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Brian Leiter
University of Chicago Law School

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Racial, ethnic and other "identity" diversity in article selection?

A reader alerted me a couple of weeks ago to the fact that Scholastica collects demographic data on authors, which apparently some journals are using in the selection process.  Before I got around to it, the issue has exploded on various blogs; Blog Emperor Caron has links to the various discussions.  Given that the law reviews had been moving to more peer (i.e., faculty) review of scholarship, this does seem a step backwards, but much will turn on what law reviews are really doing with this information.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2013/02/racial-and-ethnic-diversity-in-article-selection.html

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